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skrogman

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #240 on: October 12, 2013, 02:43:26 am »
My family also does utilize the program and I believe that the idea for drug testing for qualification is a great idea.  It is my opinion that if anyone would have a problem with testing then maybe their is a reason behind that they do not want to admit.  This is the D&D Forum - so go ahead.

I also believe that you have to be 18 to qualify for the program so we are all adults here.  We know our monthly allotment and if fast food were allowed, you know what it takes to stretch those stamps out for a month until they hit again.  When they are gone, they are gone.  Budgeting is your own responsibility.  We should look at our stamps just like cash.  If you can afford to enjoy a Taco Bell or Mickey D's once or twice a month and still make it through the month, isn't that your option?  But if that Mac meal with fries means the 20th of the month hits and you are hearing an echo in the fridge....hmmmmm...rethink.

And do not assume that all on the program are not working or earning their assistance.  For a great many it is supplemental or a great help to the disabled who cannot work.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #241 on: November 06, 2013, 08:49:14 am »
I think that's crazy!!!   :bs:

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #242 on: November 25, 2013, 11:41:15 am »
I read an article today that said in some states, food stamps can be used at places like KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and they are lobbying to allow this in more states.  They idea behind it is to allow those who are homeless or not able to cook a meal a place to get hot food instead of buying chips and candy bars. 

What do you all think about this?

Food Stamps should NOT be allowed to be used for fast food.  I thought you had to have an address to be able to apply thus eliminating the homeless from getting a card.  As a matter of fact I know the app asks for an address.  And a phone number.  You have to be able to get mail.  They have to be able to contact you.  That is how you get your PIN and card.  So if you are "homeless" you have no address and NO way to get the card.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #243 on: November 25, 2013, 11:48:31 am »
personally i dont think that you should buy junk with your helping hand.  you should use it as a way to feed your family good food and not a bunch of sugar and grease just because you can.  i dont buy things that i would classify as highly greasy and fattening all the time it should be a treat and not an everyday meal choice.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #244 on: November 25, 2013, 12:31:54 pm »
In Maryland it will not happen here at any deli if its homemade you have to pay cash like potatoe salad , or pasta salad and so on but you can buy crabs from a crab truck they accept food stamps but they won't cook them for you they are live crabs and you have to take them home and cook them.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #245 on: November 26, 2013, 11:02:06 am »
I feel that the foodstamps should not be used on fast food. I seen a while back that someone had used their foodstamps to buy lobster and other expensive things. It is there to help keep food in their house.


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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #246 on: November 26, 2013, 07:03:22 pm »
wtf?  they should start accepting wic at mcdonald's ...

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #247 on: November 26, 2013, 08:35:26 pm »
I think a lot more research needs to go into the food stamp program before any laws are passed. the system needs fixed now.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #248 on: November 27, 2013, 02:06:28 am »
I think a lot of people do not know how to shop for groceries to last the month. The thing is though some do not care that the amounts they spend on one or two items could buy a whole weeks worth of groceries sometimes. Then as a result they run out of food before the month is over. There should be a class available to take for those people maybe? :-\
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #249 on: November 29, 2013, 08:20:49 am »
I feel if they can eat a restaurant and use tjeir foodstamps it is immorally wrong. The need to get a job.This is the taxpayers money.

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